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Ok my mayhem G3 came with 1GB DDR 400 and I got (2x) 1GB PNY DDR 333 sticks for a deal.....

Is there a big enough difference in 333 and 400 to warrant buying 400?
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Yes less bandwidth, as if you install the 333 with the 400 its going to downclock the 400 (200) to 333 (166) speeds. So the 400 hundreds will be faster.
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Right now I have 1GB of DDR 400MHz Memory

or

I can install 2GB of DDR 333MHz Memory

I would think 2GB of 333 is better than 1GB of 400 right?
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Yes 2GB is better. It may also allow better timings reducing cycle latency. Much of this is application specific, but I think 2GB@333 > 1GB@400 since you dont have to go to the HDD as often.
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Yeah deffinately 2 gigs for the win. More is better than faster.
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TY thats what I thought too!

A good analogy is a 2 lane highway with 2 cars every 20 Secs at 65mph = 1GB 400

and

4 lane highway with 4 cars every 25 Secs at 60mph = 2GB of 333
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Yes, like everyone else, I concur--2GB. And perhaps you can OC that 333 to near 400 speeds, then it won't make much of a difference what they are at stock!
    
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